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Sheriff accuses couple of murder in Callaway County homicide

Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Wilson charged Ruben Corales Cabrera, 33, and Emily Ricketts, 22, both of Indianapolis, IN, with Murder in the First Degree in connection to the murder of Lauro Garza-Perez.

Two people were charged Friday afternoon in Callaway County with murder in connection to a body found on Old Highway 40 Monday.

According to a news release from Callaway County Sheriff, prosecuting attorney Christopher Wilson charged Ruben Corales Cabrera, 33, and Emily Ricketts, 22, both of Indianapolis, IN, with first-degree murder. Cabrera was also charged with armed criminal action.

The charges are in connection to the death Lauro Garza-Perez in the 1500 block of Old Highway 40, directly near the Boone County line, in Callaway County, on Jan. 6.

As of Friday evening, neither Cabrera nor Ricketts were in custody. Sheriff Chism said both have ties to the Columbia area and were considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Cabrera or Ricketts should contact law enforcement immediately and not approach either subject. Information can be provided anonymously by calling Callaway County Crimestopper’s at 573-592-2474 or electronically at callawaysheriff.org/crime-stoppers.

Chism said his department has been assisted by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, Columbia Police Department, Indianapolis Police Department and United States Department of Homeland Security -Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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